NRO News

NRO at the IGF 2019 – Berlin, Germany

The 14th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2019) was held from 25-29 November in Berlin, Germany. It welcomed around 3,600 delegates from 161 economies to participate on the main theme: ‘One World. One Net. One Vision‘, and three sub-themes: data governance; digital inclusion; and security, safety, stability and resilience. The IGF was presided at the highest level… Read More

ASO Announces Support for Fundamental Bylaws Amendment to Article 18 of the ICANN Bylaws

In its capacity as a Decisional Participant in the Empowered Community, the NRO EC (acting as the ASO) has agreed to support the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment to Article 18, Section 18.7(b) of the ICANN Bylaws relating to the composition of the IANA Naming Functions Review as posted by the ICANN Board according to its Resolution 2019.09.08.05. The ICANN Empowered Community Administration… Read More

Changes to NRO EC Roles

Due to recent changes in leadership at both AFRINIC and the RIPE NCC, the NRO Executive Council (EC) has adjusted its role rotation schedule for the remainder of 2019 and for the coming two years. As of 15 November 2019, Oscar Robles, CEO LACNIC, will assume the roles of NRO Chair and the ICANN Empowered Community Decisional Participant Representative. As… Read More

ASO Use of Empowered Community Powers for ICANN Fundamental Bylaw Change

On 13 September 2019, the NRO (fulling the role of the Address Supporting Organization – ASO) received an ICANN Board Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment regarding the IANA Naming Function Review Composition. The notice states: “Moving forward with the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Process is in direct response to the request of the ccNSO Council, and also supports… Read More

ASO and ICANN Sign Revised MoU

Montréal, 7 November 2019: The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), acting as the Address Supporting Organization (ASO), have today signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The revisions to the MoU include the recommended changes outlined in the 2017 Independent Review of the ASO.

ASO AC Teleconferences Open for Observers

In line with the ASO Review 2017 “Recommendation #15: “ASO AC meetings should be open to the public, except for discussions regarding the selection of individuals for ICANN roles.”, starting on Wednesday October 2nd 2019, all ASO AC teleconferences will be open for observers. However, please note that observers won’t be able to participate during the meeting by speaking or… Read More

ASO AC Appoints Pankaj Chaturvedi to the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is pleased to announce that Pankaj Chaturvedi has been appointed as its delegate to the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Mr Chaturvedi is an active participant in the APNIC community. His one year term will begin during the ICANN 66 Meeting taking place in Montreal, Canada, from 2-7 November, 2019. The ASO… Read More

Deadline Extended: ASO AC Call for Nominations for the ASO Representative on ICANN NomCom

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has extended the deadline for nominations for the ASO Representative on the ICANN NomCom. New Deadlines and Important Dates —————————— The ASO AC will be responsible for the selection of the delegate based on the following timeline: Nomination period ends: 9 August 2019 Evaluation of nominations by the ASO AC: 9 –… Read More

Statement on Role and Responsibilities of the NRO NC / ASO AC

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) was established by the NRO Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed in 2003 and 2004 by the RIRs, which also defines the NRO Number Council (NRO-NC). The Address Supporting Organization (ASO) was established by the ASO MoU, signed in 2004 by the NRO and ICANN, under which the NRO-NC serves as the ASO Address Council (ASO-AC). The ASO MoU also defines… Read More

ASO AC Call for Nominations for the ASO Representative on ICANN NomCom

ICANN’s Nominating Committee (NomCom) is responsible for the selection of eight ICANN Board Members, two directors of the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) and for other selections as are set forth in the Bylaws (see Article 8, Section 8.1). The NomCom is also charged with appointing some members of the ALAC, ccNSO Council and the GNSO Council. The NomCom complements the… Read More